Find out what’s happening in our American Baptist family.

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Transformative Meetings: 

Could church meetings be more engaging, prayerful, even fun?

 

Experience the spiritual practices and tools that ABCGI staff use in working with churches and in our Board meetings and discover how to incorporate them in your church life.

September 16th 9:00am-2:30pm

First Baptist Church, Indianapolis

Here is registration information.

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Poverty Simulation

This event will take place at Greenwood First BC on  August 27. Go here for more information and to register.

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ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant Application which is due on September 1. Here is a list of all of the information and requirements.

ABCUSA MATTHEW 25 GRANT APPLICATION – 2017

A generous donor has given a sum of money through American Baptist Churches USA to be used for programs that address “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.”   A panel will select recipients for grants of up to $5,000.  Awards will be granted only to ministries of an American Baptist Church in good standing with their Region. This is a change from previous grant cycles. We will no longer award grants to organizations affiliated with churches such as a cooperative group that include non-ABC churches; applications must be submitted by an ABC church in good standing.

Only one application per church will be considered within a 24-month period. Because this change was made following the Fall 2016 cycle, recipients of a Spring 2016 grant are eligible to apply.

Grant funds may not be used to fund staff positions, rainy day fund, church benevolent fund, regular ongoing church operating expenses (i.e. utilities, insurance), repairs, or for capital improvements to facilities. Grant awards will be sent to the ABC church that is applying for the grant; checks will not be made payable to an individual or ministry.

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Sacred Conversations about Race

Will be held October 7th at Indiana Kachin Baptist Church.

This is for cross-cultural dialogue from a spiritual perspective. Come share with others in ABCGI.

Let the office know if you have any questions and if you plan to participate.

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Retired American Baptist Ministers & Spouses Reunion – September 7, 2017

It will take place at Hoosier Village at 9875 Cherryleaf Dr., Indianapolis. IN 46268

Starts at 9 am with registration and the cost is $15.00. Here is the registration information.

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American Baptist Women’s Ministries of Indiana will hold its Women’s Day on October 14 from 9-2:30 at Columbus First BC. Here are additional details.

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Monthly Missionary Updates
Read monthly updates from our American Baptist Global Servants.
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ABC Links and resources

American Baptist Churches, USA
www.abc-usa.org
ABC USA Planning Calendar

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (formerly National Ministries)
www.abhms.org

International Ministries
www.internationalministries.org

Ministers Council
www.ministerscouncil.com
Ministers Council Newsletter

ABC USA PrayerNet
www.abc-usa.org/ChurchLife/Worship/Praynet.aspx

Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board
www.mmbb.org
MMBB (The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board) supports churches and faith-based institutions by providing resources on clergy compensation, pastoral budgeting, church taxes, clergy taxes and benefits.

American Baptist Foundation
www.abcofgiving.org

American Baptist Historical Society
www.abhsarchives.org

American Baptist Women’s Ministries
www.abwministries.org/

American Baptist Men
www.abmen.org

Greenlake Conference Center
www.glcc.org

Edna Martin Christian Center
www.EdnaMartinCC.org

Church Leadership Institute
www.abc-indiana.org/CLI/church_leadership_institute.htm

Tippecanoe Baptist Camp
www.camptippy.org

Indian Creek Baptist Camp
www.campindiancreek.com

Baptist Organizations

Alliance of Baptist
www.allianceofbaptists.org

Baptist Joint Committee
www.bjcpa.org

Baptist Peace Fellowship
www.bpfna.org

Baptist World Alliance
www.bwanet.org